01 August, 2017 by Nicholas O'Flaherty
In this podcast interview, we speak to Michael Smith, author of “An unsung Hero - Tom Crean”, the first biography of Ireland's great Antarctican. Companion to both Scott and Shackleton, Tom Crean ended up spending more time in Antarctica than either, outliving them both.
Despite his many heroics, Tom Crean remained largely unknown as one of the protagonists of Antarctic exploration. With his book, first published in 2000, Michael Smith has set the record straight. More than 100,000 copies have been sold, and today the story of Crean is now included in the Irish school curriculum.